Grossnickle named Maryland Dairy Princess

Grossnickle named Maryland Dairy Princess

Faster than a speeding bullet, Sydnie Grossnickle went from being a dairy girl to being the new Maryland dairy princess.

“I am speechless. I have wanted this since I was 7 years old. This means a lot to me,” Grossnickle sMD Dairy Princessaid after being crowned by outgoing Maryland Dairy Princess Mackenzie Underwood, Wednesday, July 12, at the Clarion Inn event in Frederick.

During the evening ceremony, the new princess won the best skit award for her presentation geared toward elementary students. In it, she played the role of superhero Dairy Girl, whose “job is to make sure each and every one of you has your three every day of dairy,” she said.

Sixteen-year-old Grossnickle is a past Maryland Jersey queen and princess. She is also president of the Johnsville 4-H Club and exhibits dairy cattle, market hogs and dairy goats. A rising senior at Walkersville High School, she was vice president of her FFA chapter and member of the winning state FFA land judging, milk quality and products, and agricultural communications teams. She is enrolled in the advanced floral design program at the Frederick County Career and Technology Center. She owns and cares for her own herd of Nubian and Alpine dairy goats. Her family operates Johnsville Farms near Union Bridge, and she assists with recordkeeping. She is the daughter of Robert and Lydia Grossnickle.

The alternate Maryland dairy princess title went to Jordyn Griffin of Union Bridge. The 15-year-old is active in junior Holstein activities, being named a National Holstein Young Distinguished Junior Member. Her record book was the overall state winner this year, and she was a member of the state Holstein dairy bowl team. A rising junior at Francis Scott Key High School, she is active in her FFA chapter, serving as treasurer. The active youth milks and feeds calves at a neighboring dairy farm, feeds and prepares her own animals for show at home and assists with her family’s farmers market business. She is the daughter of Wyatt and Jennifer Griffin.

Also competing for the title were Upper Chesapeake Dairy Princess Amanda Stefan of Joppa and South Central Dairy Princess Brooke Knauss of Davidsonville.

Stefan was presented with the best radio spot award, and Griffin was named Miss Congeniality. Outgoing Alternate Maryland Dairy Princess Catherine Savage won the best scrapbook award, and both Underwood and Savage were recognized with incentive awards for their promotions over the past year.

Source: Lancaster Farming

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